Bulletin 8th April


Parish Priest Shaun Smith; Priest in Residence Michael Umameh; 479 Langsett Road, Sheffield. S6 2LN

Parish Deacon Tony Strike; Parish Secretary Richard Cooper

Telephone 2343580 email sacredheart479@btinternet.com.Website address: www.sacredheartsheffield.co.uk


Sunday 8thApril 2018 – Second Sunday of Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday


Mass Times and Intentions


Saturday 7thApril, Vigil Mass, 2ndSunday of Easter 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday 8thApril, Mass for 2ndSunday of Easter 10.30am For the People of the Parish

Monday in the presbytery 9.00am

Tuesday in the presbytery 9.00am

Wednesday in the presbytery 7.30pm No Mass. Prayer of the Church.

  1. in the presbytery 9.00am No Mass. Prayer of the Church. Friday in the presbytery 11.30am

Saturday in the church 9.00am

Saturday 14thApril, Vigil Mass, 3rdSunday of Easter 6.30pm For the People of the Parish

Sunday, 15thApril, Mass, 3rd Sunday of Easter 10.30am For the People of the Parish


Mass at Kirk Edge Monastery each day at 8am.

Wednesdays: Rosary & Novena, 7.00pm in the presbytery.

Saturdays: 8.45am Morning Prayer, 9am Mass, 10am to 11am Confessions & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament


  1. RICHARD HAYWOOD died on 17thMarch. His funeral service will take place here on Tuesday, 17thApril at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Grenoside at 1.30pm.


Please pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time:

Vera Croft, Wilfrid Guest, Irene Savage, Hilda Justice, Bill Roche, Joseph Leach, Annie Middleton, Willan Roche, Stella Grayson, Bridget warren, Catherine Woolfrey, Michael Anthony Melland, Mark Anthony Cox, Frank Heap, Dukati Fushazi, Anthony Harris, Pierce O’Brien and Annie McGeehan. May they rest in peace.


Please pray forall those who are unwell at home or in hospital.


Many thanksfor last week's collection -the total will be announced next week - plus your regular standing orders of £ 436.00 per week.


Thanks also for all donations to Sacred Heart Food Bank, which totalled £ 849.59 in March, and all other donations.


The collection for Fr Shaun’s Jubilee totalled £1,750, for which Fr Shaun expresses his grateful thanks.


Mass information for 14th& 15thof April, Third Sunday of Easter


Announcers: John McConnon(Saturday)Gerard Strain (Sunday)

Readers: Malcolm Fleet, Annette Murray, David Barrett (Saturday)

  1. Rebecca LeCount, John Brennan, Jayne Kirwan (Sunday) Ministers: Mike Maycock,Alison Woodhead*, David Raynes(Saturday)

Jane Higgins,David Wilkinson,* Annie Reed, Chris Ashton, Vicky Moss (Sunday)

Children’s Liturgy: No Children’ Liturgy – Easter break.

Holy Communion Visits at home. Arrangements with Eucharistic Ministers will be co-ordinated by Chris Ashton, president of our parish SVP conference. If you know of anyone who needs to receive Holy Communion at home please ring the parish secretary on 2343580, or ring Chris on 2962514. Patient in hospital? Ring the voicemail on 2714999.

Church Cleaning: Saturday 21stApril, 11am: Group 4: Derek & Rita Kaye, Melon Mirando, Anne Purdy, Angela Windle, Mary Ann Todd, Rita Gillott.

St Vincent de Paul:Mondaysat 7.30pm in the presbytery. Chris Ashton on 2962514

Toddler & Baby Group: Tuesdays at 10am in the presbytery.Debbie James on 07577808011

Choir Rehearsals: Next rehearsal: Tuesday 8thMay, 7.30pm: Barbara Hartley 2320159

Art Class: Wednesdays10am in the presbytery: Barbara Beatson 2322760.

  1. Club:Wednesdays at 1.30pm in the Presbytery, Bingo and chat. All welcome.Next one: 11thApril..

Youth Friendship: Years 6,7& 8.Fridays 6.30 – 8pm in the presbytery:20thApril, 4thMay,18thMay, 15th& 29thJune. Fran Shiel 07870478294.



Sr Maire writes: Rustenburg Project: Many thanks to you all for being so extremely generous on Easter Sunday. The Extremely Large Easter Egg was a big attraction. You raised £102.35. Thank you also for your donations. An 8 year old boy gave up his chocolate snack all through Lent and gave a donation of £20. How great is that! We have a few chocolates left over, so we will be in the hall again on April 15th.Your contribution will bring new life to many people. Many thanks, Sr Maire.

Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress “Adoremus” Liverpool 7thto 9thSeptember 2018:

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool this year. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The Echo Arena in Liverpool - which can accommodate 10,000 pilgrims - will be the home to a six-hour stage programme on the second day of the Congress, which will include a Congress Mass, keynote speakers and a drama highlighting the beauty of reverence and devotion. The day will conclude with Adoration.

If you would like to be one of six parish delegates forSaturday 8thSeptember,then please give your name to our parish secretary Richard Cooper by email on sacredheart479@btinternet.comor telephone 0114 2343580. The diocese will be organising coaches to get to and from Liverpool.


Thomas Lewis Organ Launch Event, St Marie’s Cathedral, Thursday 12thApril, 7pm.A performance of vocal & organ music to celebrate the restored historic organ. All welcome. Free. See letter at back of church.


Sheffield Deanery Liturgy & Spirituality Group session- Exploring being a church community without a priest resident in the parish - Saturday 14th April 9.30am - 12.30pmat the Pastoral Centre. Speakers are Bishop Ralph, Andrew Crowley and Frank McDermott. All welcome, just turn up.


St Vincent’s Furniture Store Fund Raiser, Sunday 18thApril:Fr Andrew, Marie Grant, Dec Healy will run the Sheffield Half Marathon. Please consider sponsoring this worthy cause and sign the sponsor sheet at the back of church.


Hillsborough Churches Family Fun Day in the Park, Saturday 28thApril, 1pm to 4pm. Bring your friends.


Notre Dame Past Pupils' Morning, Saturday 28thApril, 10am to 12 noon. Please join us for tours of the school, talks and refreshments. Contact by email alumni@notredame-high.co.ukor see the poster at the back of church.

Notre Dame Spring Ceilidh, Friday 11thMay,7pm to 11pm, £12 per person, includes buffet, bring your own drink. Contact awright@notredame-high.co.ukor see the poster at the back of church.

Baptism Preparationfor first time parents Sunday 13thand 20thMayat 9am in the presbytery. Please enrol on 2343580


First Holy Communion Sundays on 13thand 20thMayat 10.30am Mass


Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday 30thJuneat 6.30pm Vigil Mass.


Parish Safeguarding Representatives:Fiona O'Farrell and Andrew Hartley. For non-urgent matters, please contact Fiona on 2343580, or in church after Mass on Sunday. For urgent matters go to the Hallam Safeguarding Team on 2343580.


School Job Vacanciesare on the screen notice board at the back of church and also on the Diocesan website.


Bereavement Support:If you would like support at either Sacred Heart or St Marie's, please call the presbytery on 2343580 and your request will be passed to Sr Maire or Janina Klapas.



Parish Emergency Food Pantry:The people who rely on the food pantry are very grateful for your support. The number of requests for help made at the door is currently running at about 50 per week. If you wish to contribute to the food pantry, there are three ways to do this: 1. Purchase cans and put them in the box at the back of church. 2. Make regular donations by standing order with a reference of “food pantry”. The parish bank account details are: HSBC, sort code 404107, account number 21094319. 3.Donate by cash / cheque in an envelope marked “food pantry” and put it in the box at the back of church. Please note: all cheques should be made payable to “Diocese of Hallam – Sacred Heart”.There are some marked envelopes at the back of church for this purpose. Many thanks for all your help, including new standing orders received. It really is much appreciated by local people in need.



New to the Parish?


Please give us your contact details by phone or email, or use this as a tear off slip and put it in the collection basket:

Your name, phone number, address and email …………………….


Please join us for refreshments in the hall after Mass. Donations to Sacred Heart Food Bank.








Further Announcements




Can you help? CAFOD in Hallamis desperate for new people to join our schools’ team. It’s a fun and rewarding role that allows you to share your faith and concern for social justice with chidren and young people. Full training and support is given so all you need is a confidence and ability to communicate with groups of children, plus some free time during the school day. If you’re interested, please contact Jeremy Cain on hallam@cafod.ac.ukor 07710094454.


Gift Aid: The tax the parish can reclaim from HMRC is an important source of income and we would like to encourage any taxpayers who do not currently make their offering under Gift Aid to consider doing so. It is the best way of increasing your offering without it costing you more, since currently, the government will increase each £1 of your personal offering by a further 25p.For the parish to reclaim the tax on your offering, you, the taxpayer, need to make a Gift Aid declaration and we, the parish, need to have a record of the date and amount of your offerings. Offerings can be by standing order, cheque or cash in a numbered offertory envelope. Your Gift Aid Declaration will cover all donations recorded by the parish, including for the Food Pantry. You will find Gift Aid declaration forms at the back of church near the hymn books. When you have completed the form, please hand it either to our the presbytery or drop it through the letterbox. Please be assured that the administration of Gift Aid is completely confidential. If you have any questions about about Gift Aid, please call Janina Klapas on 2312300. If you are considering making a gift to the Church in your will, information can be obtained by contacting the presbytery. Thank you for your continuing support. It is very much appreciated. Offertory envelopes are at the back of church. If you want to start using envelopes please let us know.

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